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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Is there a way to get court ordered rehab services?

I have a family member that has several traffic infractions and has overdosed on atleast 6 occasions where the paramedics showed up. Plus a recent drug charge. She does not go to her court hears, get warrants and when getting caught they allow her to release herself on ROR, knowing she has skipped... Read more »

Scott A. Kelly answered on Jul 19, 2019

Drug counseling may be ordered as a probation condition at the end of the case. Additionally, the court she is in may have a drug court program. I would call the probation department for the court to ask what services may be available. Sadly, with the cost of treatment services may not be as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: My ex is living with my daughter and a sex offender who was charged for being with a minor. What can I do to get her out

We have a shared parenting custody agreement in the divorce and I pay child support. He is her main source of child care since he is out of work and on house arrest. Is there any way I can become the resident parent?

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jul 18, 2019

File a Motion to Modify the Shared Parenting Plan and Motion for a Guardian ad Litem to be appointed in the Court where the divorce was granted. If you think it is an Emergency, file an Emergency Motion, though depending on the Jurist will depend how quickly you receive a hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Ohio on

Q: My children father is on ssi child support says i cant receive any help i feel its not fair im struggling

My friend gets ssi and they take 250 out his check for his kids he doesnt know how they did that he has never work before he doesnt get any survivor benifits either so what can i do with my children father take him to court

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jul 18, 2019

Greetings from a steamy afternoon. If a person is receiving SSD, (Social Security Disability), there is derivative benefit for children, though when there is SSI (Supplemental) is means based and the person does not have a work history, there is no derivative for the children.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on

Q: Is it possible for the court system to purposefully give you continuances until you’re 18 for worse punishment?

I’m going through court right now and they keep giving me continuances for court dates. I turn 18 in December, could they possibly be waiting until i turn 18 so they can punish me as an adult?

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 18, 2019

The juvenile court does not lose jurisdiction over you when you turn 18. The relevant date is the date of the offense. So, no they aren’t just continuing it to send you to adult court.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Ohio on

Q: Can I press charges or use if an employee at a resturaunt forged my signature in order to get a higher tip?

This occurred in nyc but I'm an ohio resident. I have proof through my receipts, credit card statements, and the merchants copy of thebrecipt which shows the forgery.

Matthew Williams answered on Jul 18, 2019

Yes, but you’ll need to contact law enforcement in NY where the event occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on

Q: Dealing with Capital Gains on a house less than 2 years living in

Husband and I are separating. We have lived in our house less than 2 years so we are worried about owing taxes on capital gains. Our prior home was only in my name so it was only filed on my taxes when we sold it right after we moved to this house. Could we transfer the deed to my husband and he... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 18, 2019

It is not prudent to seek tax advice on line. Contact a local tax accountant to discuss the tax issues, and use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review your situation and advise regarding how best to transfer property and divide marital assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on

Q: An employee has an injury at his work place, how does he start the claim for the compensation?

Timur Akpinar answered on Jul 18, 2019

One option you have is to contact a workers' compensation attorney in Ohio. The process involves strict deadlines and can be complex. You could also repost your question in the Workers' Comp category (it is posted under Personal Injury), where some very experienced WC attorneys on this board are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on

Q: I’m 16 and want to go out, can i legally leave the house without my parents permission as long as i am safe

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 17, 2019

No, you can't leave. They are legally responsible for you. Your parents could have you apprehended, and you could go to juvenile detention. Most teens dislike the rules their parents set. But it is the job of parents to set rules and limits. If there are problems at home, then talk to your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Ohio on

Q: What are my options if a new home builder is refusing to fix issue in a manner consistent with the blueprints,

We recently built a new home and took possession in Dec 2018. The blueprints for this home show a well basement exit with stairs "exiting to grade". The new home builder made a mistake when pouring the concrete steps and they now exit about 20 inches above the grade. The builder is unable to raise... Read more »

Bruce Martin Broyles answered on Jul 16, 2019

I believe that you have a breach of contract. However, your damages maybe severely limited by the diminution of fair market value. The damages would be the cost to correct or cure, but those damages are limited by the amount that the fair market value of your home is diminished by the failure to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on

Q: In the state ohio if a man pays child support and the child's mother signs her rights over to her mother does she still

Can she still recieve child support for that one kid since she signed that child's right over to her mother in Florida

Denise Rini Esq answered on Jul 16, 2019

Greetings from a steamy afternoon on the North Coast. No, the child support should be directed to the person who has Legal Custody. The Child Support Enforcement Agency can assist with the necessary paperwork.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on

Q: Is it legal for someone to ask for a rehoming fee for a cat/dog in Ohio?

Taylor P Waters answered on Jul 16, 2019

Absolutely. It is a good practice to ensure the animal is being adopted by someone who has enough income to prospectively take care of it. It also may deter people who are looking for a free animal to abuse or exploit. Rehoming fees tend to be best practice.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: I can petition for custody of my nephew if the County took custody?

My brother and his girlfriend lost custody of their child to the county. The baby is placed with his girlfriends brother. Can I go to court and petition for custody of the child.

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 16, 2019

Talk to children's services to start. You could file for guardianship with the local probate court. Check the court web site for the guardianship process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local probate attorney who handles guardianship to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Ohio on

Q: Do I need permission to organize an event with a "where's Waldo" theme? Does this infringe on the current copyrights?

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 16, 2019

If you use images of Waldo and other recognizable features of the books, then yes, it would infringe the copyright. Getting permission might be difficult to track down the owner. The book publisher might have the rights, or the author might have retained them. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on

Q: Can I be held responsible if I cosigned for a vehicle and the person turned it back in?

I cosigned a vehicle and the other person turned it back into the dealership, now they are coming after me for the money, am I responsible for that? Can they garnish my wages for a vehicle they took back?

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 16, 2019

A co-signer is equally liable for any financial loss on the loan or the vehicle that. If the lender or dealer sues and gets a judgment, they can garnish wages. They also can make an adverse entry on credit reports, lowering credit scores.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on

Q: If i have been married since 2008 and don't have. Children or anything together and was only together 2 weeks after.

We was only together 2 weeks after we got married and even after marriage we didn't live together he won't help pay im a single mom and cant afford it but his fiance and him have both corrnered me telling me to pay to have it done i am currently without work and taking care of my mom i want this... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 15, 2019

Some local courts have legal clinics with volunteers to help with divorces for those who do not have an attorney. Check with your local court or your local bar association.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Ohio on

Q: I'm married and we are buying our first home in Summit county, Ohio...

I have 7k premarital debt from an unpaid medical bill that's been transferred to the attorney general's office. They try to offset my husband's state taxes every year but can't because it's premarital debt.

Only his name is on the mortgage.

Can I be put on the deed or will the... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 15, 2019

Your name can be put on the deed as an owner, but then the state can put a lien on your interest in the home. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local estate planning attorney who can review the financial situation of you and your spouse. The attorney can then assist with preparing wills,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: What rights does my daughters dad have, we have never been married and he has not taken me to court for rights?

My daughters dad and I have shared custody (nothing legal just an agreed upon timeframe). On my time, he constantly is calling and texting me and harrases me if I don't answer his calls. He calls/texts anywhere from 5-20 times per night. It is excessive and he gets nasty when I do not respond. I... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 15, 2019

If you were not married, and no court granted him parental rights, then you have sole legal custody, and you do not have to allow him any contact at all. He has no rights until the court grants him rights. If he is harassing you, you can block him. If he is not paying child support, then file... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: I need a lawyer to help me with my case with CPS but j dnt have alot of money

I need a pro bono or payment plan

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 15, 2019

Check with local legal aid. If they are unable to assist, then call around to various attorneys to find one who would do a payment plan.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on

Q: Is it illegal to miss pronounce Arkansas

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 14, 2019

Are you kidding?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Ohio on

Q: husband filing chapter 7 in Ohio. Son wants to buy a car for himself but he's only 16. Can i put the car in my name?

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 13, 2019

yes. as long as you are not filing, no worries.

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